The Return of the Prodigal Son (No 4 from "The History of the Prodigal Son")

Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500 - 1550

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1540

Engraving on paper

Sheet: 2 5/16 × 3 3/4 in. (5.9 × 9.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. Hersey Egginton in memory of her son, Everett Egginton, Class of 1921

PR.954.20.713.3

Geography/Culture

Europe, Germany

Period

1400-1600

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in plate, upper center: FILIVS MEVS MORTVVS ERAT, ET REVIXIT, PERIERAT, ET INVENTVS EST, LVCE.XV.; initialled, in plate, upper right: HSB [artist‘s monogram]; inscribed, in plate, lower left: 4

Provenance

Collected by Hersey Egginton (1875-1951); bequeathed to his wife, Mary E. (Benner) Egginton (1875-1962), Garden City, New York; given to present collection, in 1954, in memory of her son, Everett De Witt Egginton (1900-1925), Class of 1921.

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